Day At The Fair, A
Narrator: James A. Brill. Collaborator: Harry James Reed.
Ken Smith sez: The same narrator from Building A Highway takes us along as the Olson family explores the wonders of a county fair.
12:24:49:00 - 12:25:16:00
ext. fair grounds (VS); tractors outside tents; man digging a hole in front of fun house (man sweeping fun house floor); man hanging start on ferris wheel.
12:25:16:00 - 12:25:21:00
cars on street.
12:25:21:00 - 12:25:30:00
men walking sheep?; man walking cow in barn; fade to black.
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boys walking cow onto truck; MS of boys and calf; MCU of boys; little girl playing with pigs through fence.
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woman enters car; man approaches woman in car and shows her a box; CU of corn; man gets in car; LS of truck and car driving away; fade to black.
12:26:33:00 - 12:27:18:00
int. crowded cattle barn; MS of boys and cattle (VS); little girl grooming pigs (VS).
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boy staring at fish; CU of fish; LS of boy staring at fish.
12:27:31:00 - 12:27:43:00
girls viewing roped off chairs; two girls enter scene.
12:27:43:00 - 12:27:57:00
boy observing butterflies; CU of butterflies; LS of boy observing butterflies; other children enter scene.
12:27:57:00 - 12:28:11:00
rows of jars; CU of jars; LS of woman and girl looking and jars.
12:28:11:00 - 12:28:30:00
women and table of cakes; woman cuts cake; CU of hand feeling cake; CU of woman tasting cake; LS of woman and cakes.
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man observing man judge corn; man picks up corn, boy enters scene; CU of corn in hands; two shot of boy and man; the boy and man exit.
12:29:01:00 - 12:29:38:00
ext. fair people walking around in front of lunch tent; kids eating foot-long hotdogs; kids sitting at table eating; CU of boy eating chicken leg; picnickers by cars; fade to black.
12:29:38:00 - 12:29:47:00
boys examining plane.
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boys looking at tractor; boy sits in driver's seat. MS of boy in driver's seat of tractor.
12:30:05:00 - 12:30:40:00
marching band with American flag waving; various floats and horses (VS).
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grandstands as the trotters begin the horse race (VS); two excited boys observing race; back and forth; fade to black.
12:31:27:00 - 12:59:57:00
boys grooming cattle; CU of cow's fade (VS); MS of man; boys grooming cattle; boys and girls gather cow's in the arena and line them up; two shot of boys and calf; LS of audience; LS of calves; MS of old man; a couple of kids and the cow's exit upon judge's saying; MS of boy and calf; boy walks calf; MS of man; two-shot of boy and cow; two shot of man and woman in audience; LS of cows and boys (VS).
Â¥ 8:36:60- 8:44:58
Nice overview of people walking by a tall wall of a fair ground (Atlanta-?). Three children walk towards the camera. We see some of the rides to the side.
worth noting: We see from the perspective of the Ferris wheel catching glimpses of the fair grounds (crowds, trees, rides).Dizzying but nice. (9:07:42- 9:19:80)
Subject: Brings back memories
There are still fairs in the US where kids can have fun like this.
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Subject: The Complete Version
Oh, and notice everyone in this short. Now, they're all dead 8)
Subject: A nice film for city children to have seen in 1947